Norwegian Artistic Research School: Seminar 5

The seminar is about the final phase of artistic research project, and the identification and sharing of the contributions to the field. Based on the research fellows’ projects, various forms of contributions are discussed, as well as different formats for final presentations, documentation and the archiving of artistic results and reflection.

  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School.  The introduction seminar must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 5. We also recommend that you attend seminars 2-4 before seminar 5.

  • Learning outcome

    On completion of the seminar, the fellow:

    • can contribute to the discourse on artistic research
    • can work on complex questions, and challenge established discourses and practices in the field  
    • can share artistic research in relevant national and international contexts

    This includes: 

    • can identify and discuss the project’s contribution to the field
    • can discuss appropriate forms of presentation and sharing 
    • is familiar with procedures for registering for final assessment and the assessment committee’s work 
  • Work and teaching methods

    Seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups. The assignments and a supplementary reading list will be shared with the participants at least one months before the seminar.

    This is a physical seminar. It is not possible to attend the seminar online.

  • Coursework requirements

    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list. 

    2) Provide a work-in-progress example of reflection: Make yourself familiar with your institution's criteria for the reflection, and relate the example to one or more of the criteria.

    • Depending on the project, this can be in the form of a text, video, sound file, exposition at Research Catalogue or similar, that shares explicit reflections: 
      - If delivered in writing, a text of 1000-2000 words is expected.- If delivered as media files or a mixed media exposition, it should take approx 10 min for others to study the material.
    • Material is to be sent by 10 January to as a PDF or as a link to online mixed or multimedia material. 
    • Please be prepared to present your project and submitted material at the seminar - maximum 20 minutes. 

    3) All participants must study each other's material in advance of the seminar in preparation for discussions on plans for dissemination of other candidate's projects. The participants will be placed in small groups, and should especially make themselves acquainted with the material provided by the other participants in their group.

    4) Choose an exposition from VISJAR or a reflection by a former research fellow published on Research Catalogue, as an example of how you would like to present your own artistic research project in its final form. This might also be a book, a film or something similar that presents, documents and/or shares an artistic result. Prepare a very short presentation for the seminar on how this might relate to your own project and final reflection.

  • Practical information

    The seminar takes place at Hotel Jeløy Radio on 18-20 January 2023.

    Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills will book the hotel for all participants. If you do not specify otherwise in your registration, we will book accommodation and full board from 18 to 20 January.

    The price for all three seminar days is NOK 5995 per person and includes single room accommodation from 18 to 20 January, meeting facilities and full board (lunch and dinner day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner day 2, breakfast and lunch day 3).

    The hotel cost must be paid individually at Jeløy and refunded by your institution.

    If you are not staying at the hotel, the price for meeting facilities and lunch is NOK 595 per day.

    This is a physical seminar. It is not possible to attend the seminar online.

    Seminar 5 is offered yearly, next opportunity to attend the seminar will be in 2024.

  • Program

    January 18, 2023

    11.00 – 11.15: Opening session: Welcome and presentations, seminar aims and methods (moderator: Michael Duch)

    11.15 – 12.30: Introduction of seminar leaders / moderators, followed by panel dicussion: Experiences from the other side: Assessment committees - expectations. Supervisors - challenges. Michael Duch in conversation with Trond Lossius, Øystein Elle, Edvine Larssen, and Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen

    12.30 – 13.30: Lunch break 

    13.30 – 15.00: Presentation by graduated fellow Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen, followed by plenary discussion

    15:30 – 16.30: Plenary session - sharing and dicussion of reflection examples

    18.30: Dinner


    January 19, 2023

    09:30 – 10:00: Parallel session 1*

    10.30 – 12.00: Parallel session 2* 

    12.00 – 13.00: Lunch break

    13:00 – 14:30: Parallel session 3*

    15:00 – 16:30: Parallel session 4*

    17:30 – 19:30: Visit at Galleri F15: Petrine Vinje, Surfacing Solids (artist talk 18:00-19:00, Petrine Vinje and Jakob Oredsson in conversaton with Ingrid Halland)

    20.00: Dinner


    January 20, 2023

    09:00 – 10:30: Parallel session 5*

    11:00 – 12:30: Parallel session - extra slot

    12.45 – 13:15: Summary and closing session, moderated by Michael Duch

    13:15 – 14.15: Lunch and departure

    * Four our five parallel groups, where the fellows present their work, followed by discussions. 

  • Reading list

    Borgdorff, H. (2012). The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research. In The conflict of the faculties: Perspectives on artistic research and academia (pp. 140–173).

    Schwab, M. (2012). The Research Catalogue: A Model for Dissertations and Theses. In R. Andrews, E. Borg, S. B. Davis, M. Domingo, & J. England (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses (pp. 339–354). 

    Raes, G. W. (2014). Experimental Art as Research. In D. Crispin & B. Gilmore (Eds.), Artistic Experimentation in Music, An Anthology (pp. 55–60). Leuven: Leuven University Press, Retrieved from: 

    Crispin, D. (2019). Artistic Research as a Process of Unfolding. Unfolding the Process, An International, Peer Reviewed Issue, Published by Norwegian Academy of Music. 

    Vis - Nordic journal for artistic research: At least one exposition. You will find peer reviewed articles and expositions in the journal, among these several projects from still active or graduated research fellows or Phd candidates. Language: English, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

    Watch pre-shared videos (shared in the seminar exposition that all registered participants get access to).


    The digital resource developed for seminar 1 (2021, work in progress). You will find articles about artistic research and more in the exposition. 

    Vassenden, E. (2014). What is critical reflection? A question concerning artistic research, genre and the exercise of making narratives about one’s own work

  • Seminar contributors
  • Regulations
  • Norwegian Artistic Research School

    Norwegian Artistic Research School offers through seminars, meetings and conferences joint training for doctoral fellows in Artistic Research.

    Read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research School here.

  • Venue and arrival

    The seminar takes place at Hotel Jeløya RadioKortbølgen 74, 1519 Moss. Jeløy Radio is located in Moss, about 1 hour drive from Oslo. The easiest and cheapest way to travel is by bus. You can take the line VY Flybussen - FB11 Fredrikstad sentrum from Oslo lufthavn Gardermoen to Moss and the stop Nesparken (see for the timetable). From the bus stop it is about 10 mintues taxi ride to the hotel. You can also go by train to Moss (see for the timetable). 

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